ByAshley Rae Castilleja, writer at
I love so many things and a fan of. It could be from Disney old and new, my little pony, classic movies, pinups, marvel/dccomic, amd etc.
Ashley Rae Castilleja

What happened to the days of imagination? The freedom to play and have no worries about the world; that's right it all stops once you become an adult. This is what I was told when I was kid. "Better enjoy being a kid while you can, because when you are an adult you won't be able to have free range of doing anything you want." My parents would constantly remind me this especially my last year in high school back in 2004. That seems like such a long time ago, for a decade has passed and I have no idea what I want out of life. I'm on the tip of the iceberg with being 29 and at times afraid what will happen when I fall down to the other side.

I haven't introduced myself my name is Ashley or to my friends and family call me Ash. I live in a world full of curiosity, love, and self preservation. I bet you're wondering how these three concoctions can come out to make a single person, let a lone a sane person at the end of the day, because sometimes the mixture can explode in your face. All I can say is one day at a time. There has been a lot I have dealt with in my life and with just turning 29 I am beginning to find the old me along with bits of the new me as well. The old me had been kicked out of the house and now inviting her back in as I catch up on lost times.

The reason why I am posting this is to share my journey of finding me. It won't be an easy task and who knows might take me several years to uncover the mysteries of the world of Ashley, but I believe it shall be an interesting journey. So far my first pit stop I have made is beginning to realize that no matter how old you are from a kid to 80 years old there's nothing wrong with having a kindred spirit about yourself. I use to get trapped in the mucky goo of despair and lost hope that you were looked down upon if you still enjoyed some of the things that you once enjoyed when you were a kid. Maybe it is just me, but I am seeing that society is becoming more excited to embrace the things that they love as well as make them happy. At the end of the day if it makes you happy and its not harming anyone that it is fine to embrace your "inner child".

A woman in her mid 60's came across my path wearing a blue Olaf shirt (Frozen character) and I was complementing her on her shirt. She said to me with the biggest smile on her face, "I am a big kid at heart and I am not going to change no matter what anyone says." I figure if someone her age is not afraid to embrace this part of her life...then hell I shouldn't either. I hope whoever is reading this that they embrace their inner child and enjoy the finer things in life. We only have one life to live we might as well live it. :D

Till Next Time Your Friend Ash :)

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